Sweden’s Outdoor Access Rights (‘Allemansrätten’) gives you the right to roam in Swedish nature. That means that you can camp anywhere in Sweden that is not on or nearby private property or farms. The beautiful Swedish countryside is yours to explore, and you can even pick wild berries and flowers!
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Camp anywhere in Sweden – Important Rules
- You are allowed to pitch two to three tents for a maximum of two nights in one place.
- You must not pitch a tent less than 70 metres away from private dwellings or cultivated land. So staying away from cultivated land is vital as no farmer will be happy for a tent on their crops.
- Tents are banned in certain areas such as parks and sports grounds which includes for instance a golf course:-)
- You must respect nature and wildlife – always take your trash with you!
- Always check with the local municipality for specific rules about camping in nature.
Learn more about how to be responsible in Swedish nature here.
Where can I buy a tent for camping in Sweden?
Ready for your Swedish camping adventure but missing a tent? Here are some great recommendations:
Outdoorexperten* has a wide range of high quality tents such as this Nordfjell dome tent* that fits up to three people. This type of tent is great for taking on hiking trips through the amazing Swedish forests.
Climbing247* is another great option for all your camping needs including tents. If you need something light weight and compact, this Wild Country* tent is perfect. It weighs less than 2kg so it can be carried in small bags, and it’s super easy to set up.
Skistart* has an excellent range of tents and offers a 90 day open purchase and right of exchange for unused items. This Vaude compact tent is super ideal for short hiking and camping trips in the Swedish countryside.
You can learn more about how to plan for your perfect camping trip in Sweden here.
This post is written by Chloe Barbarich from the Newbie Guide Team